I love this time of year. It’s cooler, Fall is coming in, there is snow on the mountain tops. Aside from the change of weather sickness that we get every time the weather changes, I love this time of year. Fall just makes me happy. Fall makes me eager to cook again! In the summer I dread cooking much of anything because it heats up our nonAC’d house even more than it already is during those hot summer months. But Fall weather inspires me to try new things, to see what I can come up with, to get back to the kitchen and cook my butt off! Hooray, Fall! Today I wanted to share with you a fun recipe for Orzo Stuffed Peppers using RAGÚ Homestyle Pasta Sauce. (My new favorite pasta sauce! It hugs the pasta just right)
To make this you will need:
Peppers (As many as you need) We used 4 because my youngest two can split one.
1/2 box Orzo pasta cooked Al Dente
1 pound Ground beef (or turkey) cooked and drained.
Ragu Homestyle Pasta Sauce (I used the Thick & Hearty Meat Sauce)
1 c Mozzarella cheese
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Chop the top off your peppers and clean the insides out.
Brown your meat.
Boil your peppers for 5ish minutes.
Cook your pasta.
Enlist young ones to help you. Usually, it’s my older two that are in the kitchen helping out with dinner, but occasionally this little man steps up to help. After the first two peppers, I had to explain again which way to hold the butter knife. He was holding it upside down and just destroying those poor peppers.
Brown your beef. While it’s browning, boil your peppers and start your pasta. Remember, Al dente because it will cook a bit in the oven too.
When your beef is done, mix in about half the jar of pasta sauce. Followed by the pasta noodles.
Mix, mix, mix.
When your peppers are done boiling, place them into your baking dish and stuff, stuff, stuff em!
Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
When they’re done, remove the foil, top with mozzarella cheese and a spoonful of your RAGÚ Homestyle Pasta Sauce and bake until your cheese is melted.
Serve and enjoy! Yummy. My family loved these! It was a fun little twist on stuffed peppers.
Which simmered in tradition RAGU’ Homestyle Recipe will you make?
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